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Words are enough – are they?

Under - Art, Illustration, Typography

This time from Sweden, amazing typographic work by Thomas Broome.

Shine for us, acrylics on canvas 200x 150 cm

Shine for us, acrylics on canvas 200x 150 cm

The sun never sets above (details), acrylics on canvas 200x 150 cm

The sun never sets above (details), acrylics on canvas 200x 150 cm

Bedroom, ink drawing 102 x 72 cm

Bedroom, ink drawing 102 x 72 cm

Visit thomasbroome.se to view more of his work.

Time lapse sunrise!

Under - Art, Geography, Media, Nature, Photography, Poetry

I haven’t seen anything so beautiful and breathtaking than this … it’s so poetic – is it really real? It is nature’s poetry at unimaginable scale! View these clips full screen where possible.

You can view the whole compilation below including ‘Time Lapse Milky Way at Hakuba Lake’ and ‘Sunrise and Milky Way Rising at Kirigamine’ by mockmoon.

29 May 5
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Magic!

Under - Art, Literature, Media, Music, My Musings, Poetry, Typography

Back in December 1999, I wrote to CC Carpenter II that how fascinated I was with his poetry and requested for his permission to use some of it in one of my projects. I got his reply and permission after three attempts. It has been over 9 years since I had last contact with him – his website, his work is no longer online. I could only dig out 2 emails from that time in my inbox without any contact details, the email address not working anymore – I couldn’t trace him anywhere actually!

To be honest, I don’t remember much about him now – in fact I never knew much about him at the very first place, but his words are still scattered all over in many of my finished / unfinished projects. Back in 1999 I was searching for many answers for one question and somehow found CC Carpenter’s poetry online. It simply clicked. I had done ‘Nut, Bolt & Sparky’ earlier that year and was looking for another substance. His work opened up several windows in my mind. I found a rhythm in his poetry and started to look for a sound that can match it.

It took me over three years to find something that can go with his words. Pakistan produced many great folk singers – remember Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? He is just one of the legends that the world knows, but, there was another one, Pathaney Khan, who passed away quietly three years after him. Pathaney Khan’s voice added life to CC Carpenter’s poem ‘Magic’ with a melodious tune of Reshman (another folk legend) in the background.

I assembled the whole piece in May 2003 but, I’m only been able to write about it now – after six years to be exact!

I took for granted all the things
You said to me.
And now I see that you’ve taken
It all away from me.

Poetry:
Magic by C. C. Carpenter II

Featuring Voices:
Pathan-e-Khan (Mai wi jana jhok ranjhan)
Reshman (Aksar shab-e-tanhai mein)

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22 May 3
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Gwon Osang

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

Korean contemporary artist Gwon Osang created these life-size sculptures of people by using hundreds of photographic images. These beautifully crafted montages of photography and sculpture look real yet surreal.

Red Sun - C-prints, mixed media, 2005-2006

Red Sun - 2005-2006

A demand of proof - 1998

증명의 강요 / A demand of proof - 1998

A demand of proof, 1998

증명의 강요 / A demand of proof, 1998

Fear of 280 pieces - 2001

280장의두려움 / Fear of 280 pieces - 2001

A statement of meaningless 360 pieces - 2000

무의미한 360장의 진술서
A statement of meaningless 360 pieces - 2000

A statement on the viewfinder composed of 350 pieces - 2001

350장으로 구성된 뷰파인더에 대한 진술서
A statement on the viewfinder composed of 350 pieces - 2001

Unbearable heaviness - 1999

참을 수 없는 무거움 / Unbearable heaviness - 1999

Lucong – contemporary American portrait artist

Under - Art, Illustration
A Moment with Liza - Oil on panel by Lucong

A Moment with Liza - Oil on panel

Art is great when it is inviting and engaging, when it speaks to you – it needs to be more than a pretty picture! I especially like it when it is infused with cultures, experiences, stories and with realities. When it thrives on originality, bearing marks of personalities and personal touches. Lucong’s work is exactly that. I couldn’t escape from it when I skimmed ‘A Moment with Liza’. It told me to sit still and stare it, experience it. I immediately wanted to know the person behind it!

Timmy - Oil on panel by Lucong

Timmy - Oil on panel

Lucong’s subjects, environments, arrangement of elements, colour pallet, strokes, textures, study of physical features, and selection of moods create a unique blend of emotions. It lured me and I’m tempted to praise it. Good art does exactly the same to mind that music to soul and food to body. We need to survive and we need excellent work.

“Study of Kelsie I” - Oil on panel by Lucong

Study of Kelsie I - Oil on panel

Maleonn

Under - Art, Photography

Amazing work by Maleonn based in Shanghai, China. Click here to view more of his work.

My Circus - Maleonn 2004

My Circus - Maleonn 2004

Postman

Postman - Maleonn 2008

Chinese Story - Maleonn 2005

Chinese Story - Maleonn 2005